Arsenal Ladies' striker Kelly Smith is the Nationwide International Player of the Year.

The award was voted by supporters via the FA website and is just reward for a season in which she hit 15 goals in 25 games and added to her bulging medal collection by winning the Premier League and FA Cup. In addition Smith enjoyed a wonderful World Cup with England.

"This is a great honour," said the 29-year-old. "It is up there with some of the honours I have achieved in my career. It is voted for by the fans on so for them to have actually voted for me for last season's performances is a very proud moment.
"I have come a long way and still got a good couple of years left! When I was young, growing up, I always had a vision to play for England; that was always my goal."

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1 Jun 2008